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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How long is the recovery period after rotator cuff surgery?

Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Rotator cuff repair: Surgery to re-attach a torn rotator cuff tendon typically takes 6 weeks for preliminary healing of tendon to bone. At 6 weeks, the sling is discontinued. Physical therapy is helpful initially to regain range of motion of the shoulder. Once rom has been restored, aditional pt to regain strength and function. By 6 months, most patients are pretty functional. Full recovery 9-12 months. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How long do I need to go to physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery?

Dr. Paul Cohen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How long do I need to go to physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery?

Depends: The course of physical therapy depends upon the severity of your presumed tear; and the competence of the operating surgeon, and the skill of the physical therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Allan Tissenbaum
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How long does it take to strengthen your rotator cuff muscles after having rotator cuff repair surgery for a massive tear where tissue is good quality?

Dr. Allan Tissenbaum
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How long does it take to strengthen your rotator cuff muscles after having rotator cuff repair surgery for a massive tear where tissue is good quality?

Patience: It can take 12-24 months to maximize strength gains after a large repair, providing the tissue heals correctly ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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How long would it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

Dr. Peter Ihle
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49 years in practice
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How long would it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

6 mo: Having had 5 cuff surgeries i can tell u it is long & hard. After immobilization and starting pt the next day u r stiff sore & weak. I think it is easily 6 mo or more, up 2 a year sometimes 2 ur end of rehab, and ur not back 2 ur normal self as far as activities r concerned. Listen 2 ur ortho, pt, work hard on ur hep, and b patient but persistant. ...Read more

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Dr. David Trettin
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How long does it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

Dr. David Trettin
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How long does it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

6 months: All our patients are treated arthroscopically despite the size of the rot. Cuff tear.Almost all our patients are 'released' @ 6 months post-op.This means they can return to full activitites.Some people continue to improve their strength up until 1 yr. Post-op...Sling use is generally for the first 4 weeks after surgery and rehab can last 4-10 wks. Depending on size and chronicity of tear.Gl! ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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How long does it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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A realistic goal-: -6mos 2 get motion and strength back requires dedicated PT daily work @ home. Ur shoulder will never B as before but with a lot of early work on passive ROM, @ 5-6 wks gentle act/assist exercise, supervised, then gradually active 4 strength, again supervised. By 8-12 wks U have 2 continue to push 4 ROM & strength. By 6 mo any improvement comes very slowly. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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I have been preparing for my rotator cuff surgery..How long is the rehabilitation for this operation?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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I have been preparing for my rotator cuff surgery..How long is the rehabilitation for this operation?

12-16 weeks: It depend what involve in this procedure, but the rehab time it about 3 month. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
31 years in practice
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I have had open rotator cuff surgery and 2 anchors installed on my right shoulder, how long should I wait to have the left one done?

Dr. Dennis Giannini
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
31 years in practice
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Wait until full func: Wait until you have full or near full function of this shoulder first. Typically around three months, but could be longer. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Is surgery for a rotator cuff minor tear really needed? How long is the surgery? How many days will she be in the hospital? Recovery process?

Dr. Tracy Berg
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Is surgery for a rotator cuff minor tear really needed? How long is the surgery? How many days will she be in the hospital? Recovery process?

Second opinion: Rotator cuff tear has options for care. Start with physical therapy. Add laprascopic repair if not better. Okay to talk with your primary, your surgery team and a second opinion to get a full understanding of your options. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Torn rotator cuff surgery & diabetes, how much longer to recover?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Torn rotator cuff surgery & diabetes, how much longer to recover?

Let me explain: Diabetes is a multisystem disorder that affects the wound healing process. Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is important as hyperglycaemia has been correlated with impaired wound healing (senior, 2000). In order to optimise wound-healing potential, patients should be encouraged to achieve target levels for glycated haemoglobin and sugar level. ...Read more

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